Have you ever felt drawn to a petty person? I seriously doubt it. Why? Because pettiness is unattractive. Pettiness makes a person look small. Classic example: The Church lady who gripes and complains about the most trivial of matters. You never hear a kind word from her mouth, and you cannot wait to get away from her. Petty people usually act that way to make themselves feel superior; as if their way of doing something would have been the better approach. There is an emptiness within a petty person that only God can heal. Pettiness is Unattractive When someone feels so compelled to knock down the efforts of others, or to demean others, to build up themselves in comparison to others, we should feel pity for that person. The need for Christ’s healing is great, for the hole in that person’s heart and soul is great. I do not think anyone chooses to be petty, as it is an outcome of deeper fears and desires. Those fears and longings need to be addressed first, so that the healing can begin.
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By Virginia Lieto -
Do you feel compelled to always be right? Does the slightest offense send you on a warpath? Do you find yourself complaining, a lot? Your common sense tells you that no one likes to be around a know-it-all. Nor, do others appreciate interacting with people who get so easily offended. And let’s face it, chronic complainers have few friends. So, if you exhibit any of this unwanted behavior, then it’s time to seek Magnanimity! Seek Magnanimity What is Magnanimity? It is the pursuit of honor and greatness, even in the presence of adversity, in correlation to one’s own ability. It is a call to use the talents given to us by God, to the best of our ability. Magnanimity pursues perfection of soul. To pursue honor and greatness, rather than pettiness, consider that it might be better to... Read more...